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  • European Shares Pause for Breath Near 4-1/2 yr Peaks Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    European shares steadied on Tuesday, taking their cues from a mixed showing on Wall Street.

  • Banks Halt European Share Rally on Italian Debt Scare Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Bank stocks held European shares below 4-1/2 years highs on Monday, depressed by a worsening outlook for Italy's public finances.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher on US Jobs Data Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    European shares extended their gains on Friday, closing higher after better than expected non-farm payrolls in the U.S boosted investor sentiment.

  • European Shares Edge Lower, Aviva Hit Hard Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    European shares ended slightly lower on Thursday, held back by a post-results slump for British insurer Aviva.

  • Europe Shares Pare Gains After Record Rally Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    European shares fell on Wednesday as investors booked profits on a rally that had sent several markets to multi-year highs, led by weakness in the mining sector after metals prices fell.

  • European Shares at Multi-Year Highs on Stimulus Hopes Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    Europe's top equity indexes bounced up to multi-year highs on Tuesday, buoyed by the breach of key technical levels, a crop of upbeat corporate outlooks and prospects of continued stimulus from global central banks.

  • European Shares Steady, Italy Underperforms Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    European equities finished a volatile session broadly flat on Monday after investors balanced fresh assurances of global central bank stimulus against some disappointing earnings.

  • Europe Shares Slip as Banks and Miners Fall Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    European shares edged lower on Friday, impacted by weaker bank and mining stocks, and traders expected equities to stay trapped in a tight range this month.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher as Sequester Looms Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 9:19 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors watched to see whether a last-minute deal can avert the $85 billion of automatic spending cuts due in the U.S. on Friday.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher on Italy Bond Auction Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    European shares extended gains in the afternoon session on Wednesday, helped by a successful bond auction in Italy and the U.S. Federal Reserve's defense of its asset purchases on Tuesday.

  • Euro Zone Stocks at 3-Month Low on Italy Vote Stalemate Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Euro zone shares sank to three month lows on Tuesday after an Italian election stalemate renewed concerns about the future of the euro zone.

  • Italy Vote Uncertainty Weighs on Europe Shares Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    Uncertainty over the Italian election outcome dragged European indexes off their highs on concern that an unclear outcome could hamper the country's effort to implement economic reforms.

  • European Shares Stage Broad-Based Recovery Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    European shares closed steeply higher on Friday, reversing losses in Thursday's volatile trading session.

  • Italian Slump Leads European Shares Lower Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    A sharp fall on the Milan stock market hit European shares on Thursday, with uncertainty over this weekend's Italian elections.

  • Investors Beware Italy's 'Joker in the Pack' Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 1:43 AM ET
    A giant paper mache float representing Italian comedian and politician Beppe Grillo moves through the streets of Viareggio, Italy.

    Markets are underestimating the risk of a surprise election result in Italy and the possibility of new elections within the year as support for "protest" parties in the country grows, analysts have warned.

  • Dividend Cuts Weigh on European Shares Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday following varied earning reports. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 Index moved in-and-out of the red in a choppy day of trading.

  • Armed robbers stole diamonds worth 50 million euros ($67 million) while the gems were being loaded onto a plane at Brussels Airport on Monday evening, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported.

  • European Stocks Lifted to 3-Week Highs by German Data Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    European shares rallied on Tuesday, with stronger than expected German sentiment data prompting investors to return to economically sensitive sectors like autos and technology.

  • Europe Shares Close Mixed as Miners Drag Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Monday after weakness in mining stocks was offset by gains in sectors such as utilities and real estate.

  • European Shares Slip, Led by Utilities and Banks Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    European shares nudged lower on Friday, though strategists reckoned that any dips in the equity markets should be seen as a buying opportunity.

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